The Great Feather Heist

The Great Feather Heist

By Franz Lidz / April 2018 /The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century / Smithsonian/ The curious case of a young American’s brazen raid on a British museum’s priceless collection. Of all the eccentrics cataloged by “Monty...
Audubon’s Species: Bird Art, in All Its Glory

Audubon’s Species: Bird Art, in All Its Glory

Written by CORNELIA DEAN   Watercolor by Sarah Stone / from Beautiful Birds  In 1812, John James Audubon filled a wooden box with about 200 of his paintings of American birds and left it with a relative for safekeeping while he went off on one of his many trips. When...
Art from Guantánamo

Art from Guantánamo

Written By Erin Thompson I’m looking at an image of a beach. Deserted, framed by distant headlands, with unsullied sands and clear waters. It is rendered in delicate strokes of watercolor. I’m thinking, as I have every time I have looked at the painting, about how...
Spectacular Mosaics Made of Sand and Shells

Spectacular Mosaics Made of Sand and Shells

Written By Pinar Ukrainian artist Svetlana Ivanchenko uses materials typically found on a beach to produce incredibly captivating mosaics. Inspired by the environments whence they came from, Ivanchenko has produced countless portraits and scenes of exotic women...
2018 / Current Project: A Sculpture Park

2018 / Current Project: A Sculpture Park

CURRENT PROJECT: To create a Sculpture Park in the far northeast corner of California; in Surprise Valley, bordering the Northern Paiute Reservation. The area is considered a historical landmark. It has a very sad history in relation to the Native Americans. It is...